Yoshitoshi: The Demon at Rashômon Gate
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Demon at Rashômon Gate
Series: Picture of Watanabe no Tsuna cutting off the Demon’s Arm at Rashomon Gate: RASHOMON WATANABE NO TSUNA ONI NO UDE KIRU NO ZU
Date: 1888, December 20
The hero Watanabe no Tsuna confronts the Demon of Rashômon Gate on horseback. Shown is the moment just before the demon’s arm is severed by the warrior; the viewers would have been well acquainted with the story.
left: Watanabe no Tsuna on horseback; right a demon clinging to the pole of the gate
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Some minor creasing.
Dimensions: ôban diptych kakemono-e
Publisher: Matsui Eikichi
Signature: Ôju Yoshitoshi